2017 Joyride Sparkling Rosé of Pinot Noir
“What we are trying to produce is a wine that has a balance of fruit and savory flavors, but that is dry. We age the wine on its lees for added texture and weight.”
Grapes were picked early for bright acids and pressed in whole clusters. The juice was fermented in neural oak barrels and aged on its lees for 7 months before going to the tank for bottling. This sparkling wine is produced in the “Charmat” style, which is a French method for adding carbon dioxide to the wine under pressure.
Our 2017 Joyride is a blend of 95% Pinot Noir from Lia’s Vineyard, Chehalem Mountain AVA, and 5% Pinot Blanc from Yamhill Valley Vineyards, McMinnville AVA.
The wine was bottled in June of 2018. 470 cases produced.